Andrew Luck hasn’t hit the finish line in his rehab yet, but Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed optimism that the franchise quarterback has “turned the corner.”
“All indicators are [the] healing is going really well, and we feel really optimistic that he’s turned the corner and has a full decade ahead of him of excellence,’’ Irsay said, via Mike Chappell of Indianapolis’ WTTV. “That’s a long period of time.’’
Luck, 28, underwent surgery on his right shoulder in January 2017. He remains in rehab, currently working out on the West Coast with a pair of throwing specialists.
The expectation is Luck will join the Colts for their offseason conditioning program April 9.
“I expect him to throw quite a bit,’’ Irsay said. “I expect him to channel his Brett Favre, if you will, and just say ‘The hell with it. Let’s go play football; let’s go rock and roll.’
“There’s never been anything unusually ominous or surprising or behind the scenes that’s taken us by surprise. There really hasn’t been. The throwing shoulder, there’s a lot going on there. It’s a complicated mechanism. At this level, with the type of torque that’s put out, you just want to make sure you bring him along the right way.’’
The Colts are 43-27 in the regular season with him, and 10-16 without Luck under center since Indianapolis drafted him No. 1 overall in 2012.